Japan Achievement Awards 2009: Day 2

We reveal the houses that had the best year in 2009 in our fourth annual Achievement Awards for Japan.

In a dramatic turn of events, Japan's banks watched their international rivals go through turmoil in 2009 and, in some cases, they came to the rescue. Given the difficult market conditions and a squeeze on credit, it was a year when equity capital and MA played an important role.

Nomura's huge presence in both of those markets meant that in 2009 it stood head and shoulders above the pack in the best investment bank category. For the best foreign investment bank award, J.P. Morgan, which benefited somewhat from its rivals' disarray, also had an outstanding year in both equity and MA.

Many of our decisions were incredibly tough and we will give some...

¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights reserved.

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model.

Registered readers now have the opportunity to read 5 articles from our award-winning website for free.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences.

To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222

Article limit is reached.

Hello! You have used up all of your free articles on FinanceAsia.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences. To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222